Thursday, December 15, 2005

Iraq's Elections

Iraqis went to the polls today to vote in one of the most imporant elections in the history of the Arab world.

According to U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalizad, voter turnout is extremely high:
"The number of people participating is very, very high and we have had very few irregularities," Khalilzad told The Associated Press. "It is a good day so far, good for us, good for Iraq. This is a first step for integrating the Sunni Arabs and bringing them into the political process and integrating them into the government."

Four senators, Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., Joseph Biden, D-Del., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga, were in Baghdad serving as official election observers.

Pajamas Media has all sorts of links, as well as the numerous reports from all over Iraq. Check the top left margin for the latest.